If you’ve gone to the expense of installing and maintaining your own pool then surely you also want to have the very best decking around it, stamped concrete pool decking.
Once installed, stamped concrete pool decking has several advantages over stone tiles and wood decking, quite simply with stone tiles likely to lift people tripping on your decking is a risk, whilst slipping and sliding on wooden decking is always a danger. Stamped concrete decking around your pool won’t lift or cause tripping and sliding issues, making it not only the most decorative option but also the safest one.
Stamped Concrete Designs
One of the beauties about stamped concrete is the range of designs it can be installed with. Just in case you’ve never seen a stamped concrete pool decking don’t imagine that it looks like a road surface or airport runway.
Stamped concrete can be finished to look as smooth as marble tiles, but in an array of designs that could have you thinking you were walking on a cobblestone path, roman slates, herringbone bricks and even tongue-and-grooved wood panels if you should wish.
However, all designs have the durability of concrete and will never need any further attention. So, dependant on the type of environment you want to create around your pool with a stamped concrete pool decking you could have contemporary fan designs, create a classic roman pool setting, a natural granite type of pool surround, or anything that your imagination should desire.
To enhance the realness of the design that you chose stamped concrete pool decking can also be colored to help create the ambience you seek. So, whether you want a rich red roman tile effect or a green granite one etc, the stamped concrete can be mixed to any color you desire.
Alternatively you might want to have different colors to designate different sections of your pool, such as a kid’s only area at the shallow end, or a diving area to warn other users to take care etc. Alternatively you might just fancy having more than one color on the decking, the choice is entirely yours to make.
Suppressing Concrete Dust
Anyone that has a concrete drive will tell you that concrete creates dust and the last thing you want getting into your pool and clogging up the filters is concrete dust, let alone making it uncomfortable for the users of the pool.
To combat this problem the stamped concrete pool decking is sealed to both harden and dustproof the surface. This seal will also enhance the appearance of the stamped concrete and protect it against accidental staining.
Usually the sealing compound is a colorless clear one. However, and even better, if you suddenly decide you want to change the color of your stamped concrete pool decking you can get sealers that are prepared to specific colors.
If you want to you can incorporate an edging design along the outline of the pool itself that contrasts to the main stamped concrete pool decking. For example, imagine the main decking area to be stamped as roman slates, but the pool edge to have a double row of herringbone bricks?
Also, why not have some fun and add some stamped concrete features such as faux boulders feeding water into the pool as a waterfall or using faux boulders as a fixed diving platform?